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Ivermectin

Introduction

Name

  • Ivermectin.

Class of drug

  • Avermectin, endectocide.

Description

Physical properties

  • Sterile non-aqueous solution.
  • Yellow aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Protect from direct light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Endoparasites:
    • Gastrointestinal roundworms.
    • Lungworms.
    • Horse bots.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Francisco I et al (2009) Clinical trial of efficacy of ivermectin pour-on against gastrointestinal parasitic nematodes in silvopasturing horses. Equine Vet J 41 (7), 713-715 PubMed.
  • Barrett E J, Farlam J & Proudman C J (2004) Field trial of the efficacy of a combination of ivermectin and praziquantel in horses infected with roundworms and tapeworms. Vet Rec 154 (11), 323-325 PubMed.
  • Coles G C, Hillyer M H, Taylor F G R & Villard I (2003) Efficacy of an ivermectin-praziquantel combination in equids against bots and tapeworms.Vet Rec 152 (6), 178-179 PubMed.
  • Perez R, Godoy C et al (2003) Plasma profiles of ivermectin in horses following oral or intramuscular administration. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 50 (6), 297-302 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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